I’ve just got back from a very festive trip to Munich. For once I was happy when I saw MUC on my roster as I knew December would be the perfect time to visit the Christmas market!
The flight over was nice and easy, with most of our passengers sleeping through the flight, having connected from Australia or Asia.
We arrived into Munich around lunchtime, and I messaged my brother Matt, who lives there, to let him know I’d arrived at the hotel. He set off to come and meet me, and after a quick shower and change I was ready to go. Matt arrived at my hotel and we were ready to hit the markets!
Our hotel was decorated beautifully festively, with tons of sparkly, snowy Christmas trees and pretty lights everywhere!
We got the underground into the city centre, and walked through the streets towards Marienplatz, which is where the biggest Christmas market is held. I was in need of something to keep me going and warm my hands so we stopped off at Starbucks on the way to grab a drink.
We walked through the city, passing by all the lovely little stalls selling Christmas decorations, German sausages and Glühwein. We stopped off at a few shops and had a look for some Christmas presents as well, although I won’t be giving away what we bought!
Finally we arrived at Marienplatz just as the sun was beginning to set, leaving a beautiful pink and orange trail in the sky.
We strolled through looking at all the lovely stalls and decorations and stopping to buy a few baubles for my tree. (Which I’ve had up since the 1st of December :D)
Christmas is most definitely my favourite time of year and I love seeing all the lights and decorations. I have to say, Munich was a great place to be during this time of year!
Matt’s girlfriend was meant to be joining us for dinner in the evening, but unfortunately she’d been working all day and was feeling exhausted so decided not to come. However, one of our old neighbours from Austria saw that we were in Munich (he also lives there) and contacted me to see if we had plans for the evening.
Matt had booked us a table at a restaurant near to my hotel, so our neighbour came and joined us for dinner! We had a lovely evening catching up and eating some yummy food!
After dinner I headed back to the hotel, very ready for my bed. In the morning there was just time for some breakfast and a quick trip to the supermarket to pick up a few things before wake-up call.
The flight back home was also relatively easy (for once, Munich flights are usually very busy!) and I was home in time to enjoy a nice glass of wine!
Thanks Matt for a lovely afternoon and dinner in Munich!